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SubjectRe: ext3 clings to you like flypaper
>> The point remains, if I say I want ext2, I should get ext2, not whatever 
>> some random developer decides he thinks I should have. Worst of all,
>> the system then lies to you and says it's mounted ext2 when it's not.
> This is, how things worked for me:
> 1. Kernel tries to mount rootfs ext3. If this fails, it will continue
> trying ext2. No other fs compiled into kernel.
> 2. If there is a journal, it is ext3.
> 3. Init scripts read /etc/fstab and read ext2.
> 4. root is remounted as ext2.
> 5. System allows me to log it, root is ext2, life is good.
> Where is your behaviour different from this list? Where do you say you
> want ext2 but don't get it?

That's what I'd expect to happen ... as others have pointed out, it may
be a distro issue ... do you have the snippet of the init scrips that
do the remount as ext2 to hand? Maybe debian is just broken ...


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